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Burst City

Burst City

  • Release 10/11/2020
  • Film and TV Genre Science Fiction, Foreign-Japanese
  • Media Format Blu-ray
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Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max-style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU. In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear powerplant, bringing them head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development of their turf. This extraordinary celebration of Japan's punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust Sōgo Ishii (now known by the name of Gakuryū Ishii), the underground filmmaking wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994) and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.

Description

Title: Burst City
Genre: Science Fiction, Foreign-Japanese
Starring: Takanori Jinnai, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Izumiya
Theme: Asian-American Heritage
Director: Sogo Ishii
Studio: Arrow Video
Release Date: 10/11/2020
Media Format: Blu-ray
UPC: 760137414582
Original Language: JAP
Run Time: 115 minutes
Year of Release: 1982
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